brainstorming on naming
brian at janrain.com
Wed Dec 14 20:41:37 UTC 2005
Jonannes and list,
To clarify, the "disco" portion of OpenDisco refers to "Discovery". As
in service/capability discovery.
>From the yadis.org frontpage: "YADIS is an capability discovery system"
Given your list of ideas below, OpenDisco seems like a very natural
choice. I do see the connection between disco and discotheque, but
really don't think it will alienate any users or attract the wrong
crowd. Do discussions about SOAP attract people with a desire to get
clean? I doubt it.
My two cents,
On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 12:01 -0800, Johannes Ernst wrote:
> I think here are some terms that are "close" what I think we should
> express -- maybe somebody has a bright idea combining some of this
> with some of what has been said before.
> very, very simple
> I don't think it necessarily has to say anything about, or have much
> affiliation with any of the following:
> Identity (it's broader than that)
> Personally, I also think that the thing we are developing here is in
> the same category as SMTP, LDAP etc. etc. -- things that techies care
> about in order to make things work, but that end users do not care
> about, do not understand and don't really need to be exposed to
> (except in a configuration dialog perhaps). So I'd rather prefer a
> name that sounds more like those techie acronyms, than something that
> sounds like it is intended to be blasted all over the front pages of
> every web page.
> But most importantly, I don't really care much about the name except
> that I don't want to be embarrassed saying it in front a crowd of
> developers *or* business / money people.
> ["OpenDISCO" is a borderline case with respect to the latter --
> imagine you walk by a conference session, don't have an idea what it
> is all about and you hear something about "the disco is open"?
> Somehow that conference session might end up with the wrong walk-in
> audience ... especially to European ears, "disco" means "discotheque"
> aka "dance/nightclub", see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco ]
> Johannes Ernst
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